Jan 22, 2013 4:00am PST
mr. obama's second inauguration comes four years after he became the first black president and just over 16 years since he was first sworn into office as an illinois state legislator. inauguration day began with a prayer service at st. john's episcopal church across the street from the white house. later, it was on to the capitol building for the swearing-in. a planning official said the turnout on the mall was more than 800,000 people fewer than the record crowd that watched the first inauguration in 2009. first supreme court justice sonia sotomayor swore in joe biden. then chief justice roberts administered the oath to president obama. >> preserve, protect, and defend -- >> preserve, protect, and defend -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. [ cheers ] >> reporter: president obama's left hand was on two bibles, one belonging to abraham lincoln, the other to martin luther king jr. following his inaugural address and a signing ceremo
Jan 21, 2013 4:00am PST
the inaugural ceremonies begin at 11:30 a.m. eastern time on the steps of the capitol. mr. obama will take the oath of office at 11:55. at noon he'll deliver his inaugural address, and the inaugural parade begins at 2:30. randall pinkston is in washington this morning. good morning, randall. >> he begins his day with church services before heading to capitol hill for a historic celebration. the 57th presidential inauguration. president obama will take the oath of office today on the steps of the u.s. capitol. as many as 70,000 are expected to fill the malls and watch. daryl robey came here from jackson, mississippi. he camped out overnight hoping to get a good spot. >> i'm going to be sitting right there waiting for when they open up. >> thousands of law enforcement and federal troops will be on hand to make sure everyone's safe. today's swearing-in is ceremony real for the public. the constitution requires the official ontario of office to take place january 20th. the president was officially sworn into office yesterday at a small ceremony at the white house.
Jan 28, 2013 4:00am EST
dance hall. >>> talk of 2016 in a joint interview with "60 minutes," president obama and hillary clinton are asked about her possible presidential aspirations. >> i was literally nominated four days ago, and you're talking about elections four years from now. >> and as you know, steve, i'm still secretary of state, so i'm out of politics. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, january 28th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin this morning with the battle over immigration reform. overnight a bipartisan group of senators reached a deal on legislation, that, if enacted, would rewrite the immigration laws in this country. they plan to officially announce their agreement later today. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning. after a failure at immigration in 2010, washington is gearing up again, but there is evidence, including the growing hispanic vote that the political mood has changed here in washington, and many on both sides say now is the time for immigration reform. congress will again take up immigration reform.
Jan 25, 2013 4:00am EST
>>> the obama administration begins its push for tighter gun control measures today, one day after democratic lawmakers introduce a controversial bill to ban assault weapons. >>> winter weather as millions of americans try to stay warm in a deep freeze. some are now bracing for a snowy commute to work. >>> and apps for apes, primates at the national zoo get their hand on an ipad. >> it's really fun to watch them interact with something and get such enjoyment and flip through it and really understand what they're doing. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, january 25th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. the obama administration takes its push for gun control to virginia today. vice president joe biden will meet with gun safety experts in richmond. it's the opening for the growing support to curb kbun violence. yesterday congressional democrats introduced a plan to ban assault weapons but even they admit that's an uphill battle. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. the ban would be tougher than the a
Jan 23, 2013 4:00am PST
the obama administration respond responded to the attack and they've demanded to hear from clinton for months. the secretary was unable to make her previously scheduled tm in december due to illness, so this will be the first time that the secretary publicly answers questions about why officials denied multiple requests for additional security at the benghazi compound. she will also be asked about whether a lack of funding played a role in those decisions. clinton will try to refocus the testimony on her attempts to fix what investigators called systemic failures in leadership and management at senior levels at the state department. she will be prepped upon the department's response. a new high threat security was created and four officials were put on administrative leave as a result of the investigation, yet all four remain on the government payroll. the current chairman of the senate foreign relations committee is senator john kerry. he will not appear because he's busy preparing for his nomination hearings, which begin on thursday. he's expected to replace hil
Jan 25, 2013 4:00am PST
is heading to virginia to try to gain public support for president obama's gun control proposealsproposals. that it's not about keeping bad guns out of the hands of good people. it's about keeping all gunses out of the hands of bad people. >>> on thursday they joined a group of democratic lawmakers as diane fine stain announced her own bill which would limit high-capacity magazine cartridges and military-style assault weapons. >> military-style assault weapons have but one purpose and in my view that's a military purpose. >> the lawmakers say the shooting at sandy hook elementary school show that assault weapons need to be banned. >> a number of the police who came to newtown said to me we could not have stopped that shooter. even with the body armor we were wearing with that kind of assault weapon. >> but vice president biden downplayed the need for an asalts weapons ban thursday. he said those weapons are only used in a small percentage of crimes. >> i'm much less concerned, quite frankly, about what you'd call an assault weapon than i am about magazines and th
Jan 28, 2013 4:00am PST
president obama over mitt romney with more than 70% of the vote. now, this senate plan could face a tougher time in the house, which is controlled by republicans, but it's not even legislate yet. this is simply a four-page list of principles. and tomorrow, anne-marie, we get the president's vision. >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you. >>> well, this morning another winter storm is moving from the midwest into the northeast bringing with it a dangerous mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow. in iowa yesterday ice-covered roads were too slick for travel. a chain reaction accident in southeast iowa sent several cars and trucks off the road. in wisconsin the ice and freezing rain mixed with snow to cause hazardous conditions, and this morning winter weather advisories are in effect from minnesota to massachusetts. meteorologist jeff berardelli is of our miami station wfor is watching the storm. >>> well our brutal weather continues across the great lakes and also the northeast. during the day on sunday in and around the chicago area picked up around a quarter of an in
Jan 24, 2013 4:00am EST
clinton said that for her the benghazi tragedy is personal. >> i stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag draped caskets off the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughter, and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> reporter: secretary clinton said while she had a close relationship with ambassador stevens his request for additional security never made it to her desk. >> the specific security requests pertaining to benghazi, you know, were handled by the security professionals in the department. i didn't see those requests. they didn't come to me. i didn't approve them. i didn't deny them. >> reporter: still republican senator rand paul said she should be held account snoobl had i been president at the time and i found that you did not read the cables from benghazi, you did not read the cables from ambassador stevens, i would have relieved you of your post. >> you know, i do feel responsible. i feel responsible for the nearly 70,000 people who work for the state department. i take it v